Fans of late rapper Nipsey Hussle are expressing outrage over a resurfaced joke about the hip-hop star from Family Guy.
The episode of the animated comedy series titled “Young Parent Trap” originally aired in April 2021. A social media user resurfaced the clip this week on Twitter, and it’s gotten millions of views.
In the clip from season 19 episode 17, Peter Griffin responds to his children who suggest the family go to “Quachella with a Q,” which is a take on Coachella.
“Ahh, a music festival,” Peter says while dangling his feet in a pool. Chris replies with sarcasm, “They’re gonna have holograms of 2Pac and also Nipsey Hussle, who I’d never heard of and then was told to care immensely about.”
The 14-second clip went viral after it was tweeted on Jan. 24, with a comment calling it “out of pocket.”
Some of Hussle’s fans said the joke went too far.
“Yt’s always seem to find the time to make light of Black Trauma,” one person tweeted.
“That shit wasn’t even that funny,” another person wrote.
“Damn… they done did nip dirty fam,” someone else tweeted.
But others disagreed, and said there was some truth to the joke.
“Hilarious and true. Most ppl outside of LA didn’t know about Nipsey,” one Twitter user pointed out.
“And they were spot tf on,” someone else wrote.
“Bro family guy have done so much worse than this, like way worse,” someone else tweeted.
Hussle, born Ermias Asghedom, was among three people shot outside the rapper’s Marathon Clothing in South Los Angeles on March 31, 2019.
The three shooting victims were rushed to an area hospital, where Hussle was pronounced dead. The two other people survived.
The LAPD said gunman Eric Holder opened fire on Hussle after a dispute and fled from the scene. Holder was arrested a few days later. Prosecutors said Holder was a known gang member and targeted Hussle for calling him a “snitch.”
Holder was convicted on July 6, 2022 for first-degree murder, two counts each of attempted voluntary manslaughter and assault with a firearm, and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon. He is awaiting sentencing.
The final autopsy report, which was unsealed after the conclusion of Holder’s trial. It said Hussle was shot 11 times.
Watch the Family Guy segment below.